Fall semester’s first University Senate meeting ended with uncertainty about the future of faculty contract negotiations, updates to Rutgers student services and the announcement of a free speech advisory panel at Rutgers. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Friday, members of the American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers at Rutgers (Rutgers AAUP-AFT),… Read more »
NEW BRUNSWICK – Several hundred Rutgers workers and students rallied in the city Friday calling for “fair contract negotiations,” according to a union. The workers met prior to Rutgers President Robert Barchi’s state of the university address, calling for fair contract negotiations for faculty, staff and student workers whose contracts expired in June. They also raised concerns… Read more »
Contract negotiations between the Rutgers administration and the Rutgers faculty union — the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) — have been ongoing for approximately six months.
The Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision is the product of a 40-year campaign by billionaires like the Koch brothers, in cahoots with anti-labor politicians, to eviscerate public-sector unions. At Rutgers, as in the rest of New Jersey, public-sector employees who currently pay 85 percent of membership dues because they benefit from the contracts that… Read more »
April 10 | 12pm | Rally at the Board of Governors The fight for just working conditions starts now, and it begins with you Would you like to see: your monthly health care contributions go down by hundreds of dollars or more? yearly cost-of-living raises? more tenure-track faculty and TA/GA lines? tenure eligibility for NTT teaching… Read more »
Rooms were packed and rallies loud during the filled-to-capacity Bargaining for the Common Good in Higher Education Convening at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., Feb. 22-24. Hundreds of activists, including a wide array of AFT members, other unionists and community organizers, were eager to dive deep into finding ways their work can serve not… Read more »
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We would like to invite you and other organizations you work with to apply for an exciting community-labor convening taking place February 22nd- 24th on Bargaining for the Common Good in Higher Education! The convening will be hosted by a steering committee of representatives from labor, community and student organizations and convened by the Center… Read more »
Part-time lecturers teach more than 30% of classes at Rutgers, yet don’t have healthcare? Watch the video below to find out what the Part-Time Lecturer Faculty Chapter of our union is doing to change these conditions. We are uniting with our colleagues throughout the university, students, and the community to fight for a more equitable, secure,… Read more »
A Statement from the AAUP-AFT Full-Time Faculty in support of Part-Time Lecturers (PTLs) There are about 3,000 adjuncts or Part-Time Lecturers (PTLs) at Rutgers University of which more than 2,000 teach in any given semester. These adjunct instructors teach more than 30% of all classes at Rutgers but are paid a salary which, in many… Read more »